Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy has alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has been trying to portray himself as a ‘Demi God’ of Telangana State.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, Gudur Narayana Reddy informed that KCR was getting his picture inscribed on the pillars of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Yadagirigutta. “This is highly condemnable as the expansion of Yadadri Temple is being done with public money and not with the personal wallet of KCR.
He must realise that he is just a public representative and not a king. No one can tamper with the santity of temples and equate themselves with Gods,” he said
Gudur Narayana Reddy said a few pillars in the temple were reportedly having the inscriptions depiction the culture of Telangana like Bathukamma, a farmer with a plough and obsolete coins of Two, Three, Five and 25 paisa.
However, the Ambassador car, the election symbol of TRS, is also being inscribed on temple’s pillar. “This is absolutely unconstitutional and an attempt to mix religion with politics,” he said.
The Congress leader demanded that the Chief Minister clarify on the subject and stop the inscriptions of his picture and car symbol from the pillars of Yadadri Temple.
Gudur Narayana Reddy alleged that KCR has spent crores of rupees of public money to honour the wishes he made at various temples and other religious places. While it is not wrong to be religious, but such expenditure should be done from personal purse and not with public money.
Therefore, the entire money which KCR and his family has spent on religious ceremonies should be reimbursed to the public exchequer, he demanded.\
“KCR is just an ordinary human being and a politician who is facing serious allegations of corruption. He cannot misuse his position as Chief Minister to highlight himself as a Demi God,” Gudur Narayana Reddy said. (INN)